Check out what we just ran across on The New York Times:
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing a fertility procedure that involves combining the genetic material of three people, a therapy that critics say is an ethical minefield and could lead to the creation of designer babies.
The agency has asked a panel of experts to summarize current science to determine whether the approach — which has been performed successfully in monkeys by researchers in Oregon is safe enough to be used AGAIN on people
Allowing this to happen would mean that the baby would have three blood related parents instead of two.. And yes, you read that right, they are debating whether or not they should allow this to be done AGAIN:
Scientists have already experimented with combining genetic material from cells of three people. In 2001, researchers in New Jersey did so using material from the cytoplasm, the material that surrounds the nucleus of the egg and directs its development after fertilization, from fertile women into the eggs of infertile women. More than 17 babies have been born this way in the United States.
Smh… Not sure how our readers out there feel about this, but I think the government is playing with something very dangerous here.